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Facebook announces 10,000 EU jobs to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook on Monday announced plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to build the “metaverse”, a virtual reality version of the internet that the tech giant sees as the future

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Energy crunch

Some European countries run coal-fired power plants as gas costs soar

The energy crisis in Europe has also been exacerbated by a lack of wind for turbine sites, while hydropower has not been enough close the gap in the United States

An aerial view shows solar panels made by First Solar, during a tour of the Overland Park Solar Array in Toledo, Ohio, US, on 5 October 2021

Gazprom begins using gas stockpiles to stabilise market: Russia

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov rejected any suggestion that Russia was withholding gas from the European market

The logo of Gazprom is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, on 2 June 2015

Bangladesh knows how to address climate change challenges: EU envoy

Bangladesh has a wealth of ideas on how to address the challenges of climate change both at home and in the wider world. The word of praise has come from the head of the Delegation of European Union ...

Bangladesh knows how to address climate change challenges: EU envoy

Climate partnership on the road to COP 26

EU Delegation to Bangladesh organises climate dialogue ahead of COP 26

At a roundtable organised by the EU Delegation to Bangladesh on Monday, climate specialists set out their expectations for the COP, including what it should deliver for Bangladesh, how the EU and ...

Maj Gen Muniruzzaman (retd), Shafqat Munir, Dr. Ainun Nishat, AKM Mamunur Rashid, Dr. Mizanur Khan, Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Dr. Atiq Rahman, BCAS, Dario Trombetta,

Under-pressure Taliban to meet EU, US in diplomatic push

The Taliban will hold joint face-to-face talks with European and US envoys, the EU said on Monday, as the hardline Islamists pursue their diplomatic push for international support

In this file photo taken on 8 July Mohammad Nabi Omari (C-L), a Taliban member formerly held by the US at Guantanamo Bay and reportedly released in 2014 in a prisoner exchange, Taliban negotiator Abbas Stanikzai (C-R), and former Taliban intelligence deputy Mawlawi Abdul Haq Wasiq (R) walk with another Taliban member during the second day of the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha.

EU watchdog backs Pfizer booster for over-18s

The EU's drug watchdog on Monday approved booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for all people aged 18 and over, amid concerns that protection dips after initial jabs

In this file illustration photo taken on 17 November 2020 are pictured vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech

EU assures Bangladesh of increasing climate support

Executive vice president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans on Friday said the European Union (EU) will continue its support to Bangladesh in combating climate ...

EU assures Bangladesh of increasing climate support

EU, Australia trade talks postponed amid subs row

A long-planned round of Australia-EU free trade talks have been postponed, a European official confirmed Friday, after fury over Canberra’s decision to cancel a major French submarine contract

Diagrams and key data on the conventional submarine proposed by France to Australia and two types of submarines, British and American, which are nuclear powered.


EU must unite after US pact with Australia, Britain: Borrell

A new US security pact with Australia and Britain shows that the European Union must develop its own defence and security strategies, particularly in the Indo-Pacific

European commission vice-president Josep Borrell gives a press conference in Brussels, on 16 September 2021
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